Trade Ed. Audio Partners 2003
CS ISBN $29.95 Five cassettes
CD ISBN $29.95 Six CDs
Listening to Joanna David’s performance of Forster’s classic is as entertaining as watching a full-cast production. Forster’s comedy, featuring tourists in Italy, romantic intrigue, class struggles, and a variety of other subplots, shines in audio. David’s reading is simply marvelous. Her sweet British voice fits perfectly with the story, and her accent lends the perfect charm to every character, particularly to Lucy Honeychurch, who exchanges rooms with George Emerson to obtain a view of Florence. While Honeychurch’s antics are at the heart of this classic, David’s portrayals of every character are equally nuanced and superb. A ROOM WITH A VIEW has appeared on audio multiple times, garnering favorable reviews; it’s hard to imagine a better performance than this. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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